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Mathematics, B.A.

School of Natural Sciences

What is possible when you calculate your future?
Success.

Mathematics is the universal language shared between people.

As a Mathematics B.A. major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll thrive in a collaborative setting with coursework intended to help you solve real-world mathematical problems.

From the historical and philosophical ideas that drive the development of this field to analyzing the modern-day applications of mathematics through technology and problem solving, you’ll find your study going beyond the classroom.

This is the recommended major for those interested in pursuing secondary teaching or graduate work in postsecondary teaching or mathematics.

Program Highlights

  • Collaborate with classmates and get specialized attention in small classes
  • Engage coursework that is project and research-oriented, including an individualized semester-long project
  • Study from expert faculty with a broad network of education connections, including the AIMS Center and the FPU School of Education
  • Add a minor to this cross-disciplinary and flexible program

Emphases*

General Mathematics

General mathematics is the most flexible, allowing for a double major in a different field or preparation for graduate school. This emphasis is ideal for those whose career ambitions do not involve secondary teaching.

Mathematics Secondary Teaching

Secondary teaching will prepare you for a career in teaching math to grades 7-12. Coursework includes education-focused content that equips you for pursuing your teaching credential and electives to meet requirements in the teacher education program.

Pure Mathematics

Pure mathematics focuses on the theoretical foundations of advanced mathematics and includes high-level courses preparing you for post-graduate studies in mathematics or related areas of study. This emphasis is ideal for those interested in teaching mathematics at the college level.

* The Mathematics, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Emphases Catalog*

General Mathematics

Program Director: Shawn Wirts Ph.D.

Mathematics Major Overview

The mathematics majors provide students with an understanding of the concepts and procedures in the field of mathematics. The subjects offered at FPU range from the historical and philosophical ideas that drove the development of this field to modern day applications of mathematics using appropriate technology to model and problem solve; all are founded on the solid logical footing of mathematical theory.

Students may choose from two distinct degree programs. For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Mathematics, students may choose an emphasis in General Mathematics, Secondary Teaching , or Pure Mathematics . For the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mathematics, students pursue an emphasis in Applied Mathematics .

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate mathematical results and arguments clearly, both orally and in writing.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in solving mathematical problems including mathematical modeling of real world problems and using the appropriate technological tools to solve them.
  3. Students will distinguish between computational/methodological skills and use them appropriately and effectively.
  4. Students will apply problem-solving skills and develop and demonstrate strategic views necessary to solve real world problems mathematically.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the central role of mathematics in the sciences and articulate the relationship between mathematics and creation.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Emphasis Overview

Within the B.A. in Mathematics, the General Mathematics emphasis is designed to provide students with a broad spectrum of coursework options built around a core experience of Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, and Real Analysis, and includes content ranging from theory to application. This emphasis allows the greatest flexibility to explore areas of personal interest within FPU’s mathematics coursework, and the emphasis is well suited to include in double-major planning or to complement a minor.

The total coursework requirements include a minimum of 46 units of mathematics beyond the general education prerequisites.

Lower Division Major Prerequisites

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4 or
  • MATH 140 - Pre-Calculus Credits 4
  • PHYS 120 - General Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 120L - General Physics I Lab Credits 1 or
  • PHYS 130 - University Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 130L - University Physics I Lab Credits 1

Mathematics Core (22 units)

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4
  • MATH 220 - Calculus II Credits 4
  • MATH 230 - Calculus III Credits 4
  • MATH 335 - Linear Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 360 - Probability and Statistical Methods Credits 3
  • MATH 420 - Real Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 485 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics Credits 1

Supporting Courses (4 units)

  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • and  CSSE 112L - Exploring Computer Science With Projects Credits 1
  • or

  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4

Electives (24 Units)

Select eight of the following:

Advanced Electives

Must select two or more from the following:

  • MATH 330 - Abstract Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 415 - Advanced Applied Mathematics Credits 3
  • MATH 418 - Fourier Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 480 - History of Mathematics Credits 3

Other Electives

Select additional courses to meet the total requirements:

  • MATH 320 - Principles of Geometry Credits 3
  • MATH 325 - Introduction to Topology Credits 3
  • MATH 340 - Number Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 345 - Numerical Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 350 - Problem Solving Credits 3
  • MATH 357 - Operations Research Credits 3
  • MATH 365 - Differential Equations Credits 3
  • MATH 370 - Discrete Mathematics Credits 3
  • MATH 375 - Introduction to Game Theory Credits 3
Mathematics Secondary Teaching

Program Director: Shawn Wirts Ph.D.

Mathematics Major Overview

The mathematics majors provide students with an understanding of the concepts and procedures in the field of mathematics. The subjects offered at FPU range from the historical and philosophical ideas that drove the development of this field to modern day applications of mathematics using appropriate technology to model and problem solve; all are founded on the solid logical footing of mathematical theory.

Students may choose from two distinct degree programs. For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Mathematics, students may choose an emphasis in General Mathematics , Secondary Teaching, or Pure Mathematics . For the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mathematics, students pursue an emphasis in Applied Mathematics .

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate mathematical results and arguments clearly, both orally and in writing.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in solving mathematical problems including mathematical modeling of real world problems and using the appropriate technological tools to solve them.
  3. Students will distinguish between computational/methodological skills and use them appropriately and effectively.
  4. Students will apply problem-solving skills and develop and demonstrate strategic views necessary to solve real world problems mathematically.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the central role of mathematics in the sciences and articulate the relationship between mathematics and creation.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Emphasis Overview

Within the B.A. in Mathematics, the Secondary Teaching emphasis gives students a sense of the human story through the study of the history, techniques, and philosophical underpinning of mathematics. This emphasis includes coursework chosen to prepare students upon graduation to successfully transition to graduate single-subject California teacher credentialing programs to teach math at the middle or high school level. General education and electives may be chosen to fulfill co-requisite coursework requirements in the Teacher Education Program.

The total coursework requirements include a minimum of 46 units of mathematics beyond the general education prerequisites.

Lower Division Major Prerequisites

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4 or
  • MATH 140 - Pre-Calculus Credits 4
  • PHYS 120 - General Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 120L - General Physics I Lab Credits 1 or
  • PHYS 130 - University Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 130L - University Physics I Lab Credits 1

Mathematics Core (22 units)

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4
  • MATH 220 - Calculus II Credits 4
  • MATH 230 - Calculus III Credits 4
  • MATH 335 - Linear Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 360 - Probability and Statistical Methods Credits 3
  • MATH 420 - Real Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 485 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics Credits 1

Emphasis Core (15 Units)

  • MATH 320 - Principles of Geometry Credits 3
  • MATH 330 - Abstract Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 340 - Number Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 350 - Problem Solving Credits 3
  • MATH 480 - History of Mathematics Credits 3

Supporting Courses

  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • and  CSSE 112L - Exploring Computer Science With Projects Credits 1
  • or

  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4

Electives (9 Units)

Select three of the following:

  • MATH 325 - Introduction to Topology Credits 3
  • MATH 345 - Numerical Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 357 - Operations Research Credits 3
  • MATH 365 - Differential Equations Credits 3
  • MATH 370 - Discrete Mathematics Credits 3
  • MATH 375 - Introduction to Game Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 454 - Complex Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 477 - Independent Research in Mathematics Credits 1 - 3
  • Computer science courses (advisor approval required)
  •      MATH-477 must be taken for a total of 3 Credits to serve as an elective.  Course may be repeated for credit.

Teacher Education Program Information

Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program should consult with their academic advisors and/or contact the Regional Enrollment Office prior to (2 or more semesters before) completion of their degrees.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants to the Teacher Education Program are required to complete the following in order to be considered for admission.

  • Online application
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher A written request to waive the GPA requirement can be submitted for Program Director consideration
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement documenting experience working with youth 
  • Verifications of negative TB test and Certificate of Clearance

Testing Requirements:

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required tests prior to admission to the credential program. Students must meet established testing requirements to progress into the student teaching or internship phase of the Teacher Education Program.

  • Passing results on CBEST
  • Passing results on CSET for area of credential

Required Co-Requisite Courses:

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required co-requisite courses as part of their undergraduate programs. If not completed prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program, the equivalent graduate-level courses can be added to a student’s academic plan for the credential program.

  • LANG 340 - Introduction to Linguistics  3 units
  • PSY 355 - Adolescent Development  3 units
  • PS 120 - American Politics and Society  3 units or HIST 150 - American Civilization   4 units
Pure Mathematics

Program Director: Shawn Wirts Ph.D.

Mathematics Major Overview

The mathematics majors provide students with an understanding of the concepts and procedures in the field of mathematics. The subjects offered at FPU range from the historical and philosophical ideas that drove the development of this field to modern day applications of mathematics using appropriate technology to model and problem solve; all are founded on the solid logical footing of mathematical theory.

Students may choose from two distinct degree programs. For the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Mathematics, students may choose an emphasis in General Mathematics , Secondary Teaching , or Pure Mathematics. For the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mathematics, students pursue an emphasis in Applied Mathematics  .

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate mathematical results and arguments clearly, both orally and in writing.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in solving mathematical problems including mathematical modeling of real world problems and using the appropriate technological tools to solve them.
  3. Students will distinguish between computational/methodological skills and use them appropriately and effectively.
  4. Students will apply problem-solving skills and develop and demonstrate strategic views necessary to solve real world problems mathematically.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the central role of mathematics in the sciences and articulate the relationship between mathematics and creation.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Emphasis Overview

Within the B.A. in Mathematics, the Pure Mathematics emphasis has increased focus on the theoretical foundations of advanced mathematics.  This emphasis includes preparatory coursework ideal for post-graduate studies in mathematics or related areas, and may also be appropriate for those pursuing graduate studies with the intention to teach mathematics at the college level.

The total coursework requirements include a minimum of 46 units of mathematics beyond the general education prerequisites.

Lower Division Major Prerequisites

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4 or
  • MATH 140 - Pre-Calculus Credits 4
  • PHYS 120 - General Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 120L - General Physics I Lab Credits 1 or
  • PHYS 130 - University Physics I Credits 3 and
  • PHYS 130L - University Physics I Lab Credits 1

Mathematics Core (22 units)

  • MATH 210 - Calculus I Credits 4
  • MATH 220 - Calculus II Credits 4
  • MATH 230 - Calculus III Credits 4
  • MATH 335 - Linear Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 360 - Probability and Statistical Methods Credits 3
  • MATH 420 - Real Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 485 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics Credits 1

Emphasis Core (18 Units)

  • MATH 330 - Abstract Algebra Credits 3
  • MATH 340 - Number Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 350 - Problem Solving Credits 3
  • MATH 454 - Complex Analysis Credits 3

Required Advanced Courses (6 Units)

Select two of the following:

  • MATH 331 - Abstract Algebra II Credits 3
  • MATH 362 - Mathematical Statistics Credits 3
  • MATH 421 - Real Analysis II Credits 3
  • MATH 477 - Independent Research in Mathematics Credits 1 - 3
  •      Must be taken for 3 Credits.  MATH-477 may be repeated for credit.

Supporting Courses

  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • and  CSSE 112L - Exploring Computer Science With Projects Credits 1
  • or

  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4

Electives (6 Units)

Select two of the following:

  • MATH 320 - Principles of Geometry Credits 3
  • MATH 325 - Introduction to Topology Credits 3
  • MATH 340 - Number Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 345 - Numerical Analysis Credits 3
  • MATH 357 - Operations Research Credits 3
  • MATH 365 - Differential Equations Credits 3
  • MATH 370 - Discrete Mathematics Credits 3
  • MATH 375 - Introduction to Game Theory Credits 3
  • MATH 415 - Advanced Applied Mathematics Credits 3
  • MATH 480 - History of Mathematics Credits 3
  • Computer science courses (advisor approval required)
* The Mathematics, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Three-year Degree Option

The emphases listed below also are available as a three-year or as a standard four-year bachelor’s degree. View more information about the three-year option.

Sample Curriculum Map

Below is a sample curriculum map for this program. This map serves as an example of how courses are set up to ensure completion of the degree in three years. The course listing is based on a sample year and follows a fall, spring and summer academic year. Some courses are only offered on odd or even years. An advisor will work with you to create a curriculum map that is unique to you.

Mathematics Secondary Teaching

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 Freshman Seminar 1
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
CSSE 112 Survey of Computer Science 4
MATH 220 Calculus II 4
  Written/Oral Communication 3
  PE 1
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 230 Calculus III 4
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
  Written/Oral Communication 3
PSY 120 General Psychology 3
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Humanities 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
MATH 360 Probability and Statistical Methods 3
MATH 370 Discrete Mathematics 3
LA 385 Critical Approaches to Teaching 3
MATH 320 Geometry 3
PHYS 130 Physics 4
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 480 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 420 Real Analysis I 3
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
PSY 355 Adolescent Development 3
MATH 345 Numerical Analysis 3
  Total units 16

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
EDUC 638 Health Education for Teachers 2
PS 120 or
HIST 150
American Politics and Society or
American Civilization
3
  Total units 12

Year 3

Fall

Code Title Units
MATH 375 Introduction to Game Theory 3
PHIL 103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
MATH 350 Problem Solving 3
MATH 335 Linear Algebra 3
EDUC 604 Foundations of Education 4
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 340 Number Theory 3
MATH 482 Practicum in Mathematics 1
THEO 430 Contemporary Theologies 3
EDUC 605 Teaching the Exceptional Learner 3
MATH 365 Differential Equations 3
MATH 485 Senior Seminar in Mathematics 1
  Total units 17

Total Units: 120

* The Mathematics, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Possibilities Await
With an FPU Education

Whether you're a high school student, transfer student or parent, you'll find all the resources you need including application steps, tuition & financial aid, transfer and orientation information.

First Steps to Admission

  • Submit an application for admission (online or printable mail-in)
    * Admission applications are free, no discount codes required.
  • Send official copies of your transcripts to FPU.
  • Complete the FAFSA. It can be completed starting October 1st. (FAFSA Code: 001253)
Recommended High School Courses for Admission
  • 4 years of college preparatory English
  • 3 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 2 years of social studies
  • 1 year of laboratory science
  • 1 year of performing art
  • 3 years of the same foreign language with a C- or better
Things to Keep in Mind

Fresno Pacific University’s accepted students have average GPAs of 3.2-3.6. Please speak with an admission counselor to discuss your eligibility.

All application materials should be submitted online or mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Ave. #2005
Fresno, CA 93702
ugadmis@fresno.edu

Emphasis Requirements*

Mathematics Secondary Teaching

Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program should consult with their academic advisors and/or contact the Regional Enrollment Office prior to (2 or more semesters before) completion of their degrees.

Applicants to the Teacher Education Program are required to complete the following in order to be considered for admission.

  • Online application
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A written request to waive the GPA requirement can be submitted for Program Director consideration.
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement documenting experience working with youth LA 385 - Critical Approaches to Teaching is recommended to students, as it provides school-based experiences with youth that meet this requirement.
  • Verifications of negative TB test and Certificate of Clearance.

Testing Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required tests prior to admission to the credential program. Students must meet established testing requirements to progress into the student teaching or internship phase of the Teacher Education Program.

  • Passing results on CBEST
  • Passing results on CSET for area of credential

Prerequisites

Required Co-requisite Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the required co-requisite courses as part of their undergraduate programs. If not completed prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program, the equivalent graduate-level courses can be added to a student’s academic plan for the credential program.

Code Title Units
LANG 340 Introduction to Linguistics 3
PSY 355 Adolescent Development 3
PS 120 American Politics and Society 3 or HIST 150 - American Civilization 4

 

* The Mathematics, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information*

General Mathematics

Mathematics (AS-T) to Mathematics: General Mathematics Emphasis, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • MATH 210   Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 220   Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 230   Calculus III (4)
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units

Mathematics Secondary Teaching

Mathematics (AS-T) to Mathematics: Secondary Teaching Emphasis, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • MATH 210   Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 220   Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 230   Calculus III (4)
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Pure Mathematics

Mathematics (AS-T) to Mathematics: Pure Mathematics Emphasis, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • MATH 210   Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 220   Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 230   Calculus III (4)
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

* The Mathematics, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Non-traditional Admission

Steps for Re-application

For those students who have applied to FPU’s traditional undergraduate program within the past 2 years and did not attend. Students who applied more than 2 years ago will need to resubmit a full application for admission:

  1. Fill out the re-application form
  2. Submit a non-refundable re-application fee of $15
  3. Submit any missing documents or updated transcripts
Steps for Re-admission

Former FPU students who have not been enrolled in and/or have not submitted a leave of absence form for the previous semester are required to re-apply for admission to FPU:

  1. Fill out the re-admission form
  2. Submit a non-refundable re-admission fee of $15
  3. Submit official transcripts from other educational institutions attended during absence from FPU
Steps for Non-matriculated Admission

Students interested in taking classes, usually for personal or professional development, or to transfer to another institution, and is not interested in a degree from FPU. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal, state or institutional aid. Other requirements, class limits and pre-requisites may apply. See the academic catalog for more information:

  1. Fill out the Application for Admission indicating Non Matriculating/Non-Degree status non-matriculation application
  2. Submit a non-refundable admission fee of $15
  3. Submit proof of high school graduation or equivalent
  4. Some classes may require a pre-requisite course. If required, a college transcript will need to be provided
  5. Personal essays are not required
Auditing a class

Students wishing to audit a class at FPU may apply for audit status. Audit classes are not eligible for financial aid and students will not receive course credit.

  1. Fill out the Application for Admission indicating audit status
  2. Submit a non-refundable admission fee of $15
  3. Personal essays are not required

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Four-year graduation guarantee graphic

Earning a degree in four years allows you to get a head start on achieving your goals of entering the work force or starting graduate school. FPU guarantees graduation within four years in the traditional undergraduate areas of study. We commit to providing the courses, advising, instruction and preparation. If you fulfill your responsibilities and are unable to graduate in four years, you will receive the needed courses the following semester at no cost in tuition or fees.

Incoming requirements

This guarantee is limited to basic graduation requirements of 120 minimum units including general education, upper-level and elective courses sufficient for a single major with no minor.

  • Where options between courses are available, students are not guaranteed their first choice.
  • This guarantee does not apply to “fifth-year” programs (teacher education credential requirements) or minimum units beyond graduation requirements (CPA qualifications, etc.) beyond the basic four-year bachelor’s degree.
  • The guarantee does not apply to transfer students or to FPU's degree completion programs.
  • Students not able to register for the courses needed within four years must complete the free course(s) within two terms of the end of four years (e.g. a summer and fall for those completing four years in the spring; or spring and summer for those completing four years in the fall).
  • The four-year period may be extended for students required to leave the university for up to one year (see the Leave of Absence section) for medical, military or personal reasons.
Student responsibilities
To qualify for the guarantee students must:
  • Meet with your mentor during the fall semester of the freshman year.
  • Finalize a major and begin prerequisite or lower-division major courses by the second semester of the freshman year and keep that major until graduation.
  • Complete at least 32 units per year (average 16 per semester) with passing grades in each course.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA and remain in good standing behaviorally with the university.
  • Meet with the mentor each semester for advising before registration opens and take the courses approved by the adviser/mentor that complete general-education and major requirements, in the appropriate sequence and as they become available.
  • Register within the first week of registration every semester to gain a spot in the classes needed.
  • Notify mentor if unable to register for an approved course so that an alternative plan can be made.
  • Apply for financial aid and submit required documents by appropriate deadlines.
  • Keep student account up-to-date. (Accounts not up-to-date may be placed on hold, preventing registration for courses.)
  • Complete required courses successfully (see Academic Policies section for minimum acceptable grades) without dropping required or approved courses during a semester.

Two-Year Transfer Guarantee for ADT Pathways

FPU guarantees a student with an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) from the California Community College system, can complete their degree in just two years. If a student meets the qualification requirements, fulfills the responsibilities under the program, and are unable to complete their major in a 2-year period, FPU will assume all additional tuition costs needed to complete their undergraduate degree at FPU.

Incoming requirements
  • 60 transferable units [grades of C- or better] from the California Community College system with a completed ADT (Associate Degree for Transfer)
  • Selected an ADT matched (similar) pathway from FPU’s undergraduate degree programs
  • Have completed the necessary pre-requisites in the discipline specific to intended major
  • Have at least a 2.4 transfer GPA
Student responsibilities
To qualify for the guarantee students must:
  • Enroll in an average of 15- 18 units per semester; not including repeated courses.
  • Remain in good academic standing by maintaining an institutional grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Enroll in the required number of consecutive semesters: 3-4 semesters depending on number of units transferred in
  • Make up units for any failed or withdrawn courses during the guarantee period, which may require you to take more than 15-18 units per semester
    • For TUG you may have to enroll in a summer semester.
  • Fulfill all graduation requirements, including core curriculum, major requirements, and upper division course work requirements.
    • Two Year Guarantee: complete enough upper division courses to have at least 40 upper division units by the end of the 4-semester time frame.
  • Take all required courses during the semester recommended by your Academic Advisor.
  • Register for all upcoming courses during the registration period.
  • Any courses from a Community College with “D+” or lower are non-transferable and require additional courses and semesters to graduate.
  • This guarantee may not apply to students starting in a spring or summer semester start (TUG only).
  • This guarantee is limited to basic graduation requirements: 120 minimum units including general education, upper-level and elective courses sufficient for a single major.

Cost & Financial Aid

The below listed prices reflect the 2021-22 Fall and Spring semesters and do not include any financial aid. Paying for college can be an overwhelming step in education your journey. We can help you find all the opportunities to reduce your out of pocket costs. Over 98% of our student body has received financial aid.

Tuition & Fees

2022-2023
Total Cost Item Amount
12-18 units (full time) per year $33,614
Student body fee $574
Total Tuition and Fees $34,188
Room and Board $8,884
Total Tuition, Fees & Board $43,072
Per-Unit Costs Amount
Per unit / Overload $1,218
Summer Session $400
Private Music Instruction $400
2021-2022
Total Cost Item Amount
12-18 units (full time) per year $32,954
Student body fee $498
Total Tuition and Fees $33,452
Room and Board $8,710
Total Tuition, Fees & Board $42,162
Per-Unit Costs Amount
Per unit / Overload $1,177
Summer Session $300
Private Music Instruction $400

Room & Board Rates

Freshman / Sophmore Housing
Module* Fall Spring
Modules $4,313 $4,313
Jost Modules $4,619 $4,619 

* Full Access Meal Plan Included in Cost (Full Access Required)

Junior / Senior Housing
Suites & Houses Fall Spring
Room only $2,068 $2,068
Room-70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $2,719 $2,719
Room - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,276 $3,276
Room - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $4,400 $4,400
Jost Hall (4 person), Willow Gardens (4 person) & Kriegbaum Apartments (3 person) Fall Spring
Apartment - Room only $2,694 $2,694
Apartment - 70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,345 $3,345
Apartment - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,902 $3,902
Apartment - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $5,026 $5,026
Willow Gardens & Jost Hall  Apartments: 3 Person Fall Spring
Apartments - Room only $3,306 $3,306
Apartments - 70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,958 $3,958
Apartments - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $4,514 $4,514
Apartments - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $5,639 $5,639
Stand-Alone Meal Plans Fall Spring
70 Block $651 $651
140 Block $1,208 $1,208
Full Access Meal Plan $2,332 $2,332

* Residents living in the Houses or Willow Gardens Apartments may stay over Christmas break at no extra charge providing they are returning for spring semester. Otherwise, residents must check out at the regular fall check-out dates.

Notes about housing
  • For housing placement purposes only, class standing for the fall semester will carry throughout the entire year (both fall and spring semesters).
  • Residents living in the houses or Willow Gardens Apartments may stay over Christmas break at no extra charge providing they are returning for spring semester. Otherwise, residents must check out at the regular fall check-out dates.
  • Meal plan contract dates will follow the traditional semester.

If you have questions that pertain specifically to housing or what housing you qualify for, please contact Residence Life at (559) 453-5696. Or visit our website at studentlife.fresno.edu/living-campus.

Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarships

Name Amount
Paragon Full Tuition
President's $16,000
Dean's $14,000
Heritage $13,000
Faculty $11,000
Founder's $7,000

Transfer Scholarships 

Name Amount
Transfer Scholar $11,000
Transfer Achievement $8,500
Transfer Academic $6,000
Transfer Partnership $5,000

Performance-based Scholarships

Name Amount
Athletic $500 to Full Tuition
Music $400 to $10,000
Drama $1,300 to $2,000

Other FPU Grants and Scholarships

Name Amount
FPU Possibilities Scholarship Full Tuition
Church Match $500 to $1,500
International Scholarship up to $6,000
Mennonite Brethren Award $4,000
Out of State Student Scholarship $4,000
King & Hamer Leadership Program $4,000
Other Awards $100 to $10,000

Federal and State Grants

Name Amount
Cal Grant A $9,804
Cal Grant B $1,672
Pell Grants $100 to $6,345
FSEOG $100 to $1,500

Federal Loans and Workstudy

Name Amount
Federal Direct $3,500 to $7,500
PLUS Loan Up to remaining cost
Perkins Loan Up to $4,000
Workstudy Contingent on employment

Private Scholarships

Alumni, parents, friends, businesses and foundations have generously provided a special set of scholarships available to students attending Fresno Pacific.

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Alexandra Green

Mathematics

The grants, the academic awards, the transfer scholarship – all of it makes it so much more affordable to attend FPU. I know that school isn’t cheap for anyone, but FPU helped me realize that I could actually come to this school because they were going to help me so much financially.

Net Price Calculator

Now that you’ve seen the financial aid opportunities available to FPU students, we can estimate what your true cost may be to attend Fresno Pacific. Please keep in mind that this is just a computer generated, general estimate and may not capture all aid available, please work with your FPU Student Financial Services advisor to discover your true net price.

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Career Opportunities

With this degree, you'll gain the foundation for a broad range of careers in mathematics and beyond. You'll also be well-prepared for graduate studies, including teacher credential programs, and master's and doctoral research.

Career Possibilities

  • Teacher
  • Statistician
  • Computer programmer
  • Data analyst

Career Development Happens Here

The staff in our Career Development and Experiential Learning Center are here to help you prepare to enter the working world. Whether your a freshman or an FPU alum, there are a number of resources and trainings offered to help you find the internship and job you’re looking for.

  • Resume writing classes
  • Career assessments, exploration & planning
  • Job search and networking opportunities
  • and much more

Visit the Career Development Center